Non-slip In&Out floors: a growing trend
When we think about interior and exterior decoration and design, we often tend to focus more on elements like furniture, wall colors, lighting, and accessories. However, one of the most crucial but sometimes overlooked aspects is the type of flooring we choose, as they play a fundamental role in the safety and overall appearance of a space.
If a while ago, we discussed in our blog about the perfect resilient floors for interior and exterior decoration, in this article, we will focus on non-slip floors, which have become an increasingly popular choice due to their multiple advantages. In fact, non-slip floors for In&Out use have become an essential feature in any space. These floorings not only provide safety but also offer an attractive aesthetic that suits various areas of our home or business.
Next, we will explore the importance of non-slip floors, their classification in porcelain floorings, and the different options available for areas such as bathrooms, exteriors, pools, and patios, featuring our new collections Pietrasanta and Tahití.
When and why is non-slip flooring important?
The importance of non-slip flooring becomes evident in various situations. Firstly, safety is a priority in any home or business. Slippery floors can lead to severe accidents, such as falls and slips, which can cause significant injuries. Non-slip flooring significantly reduces the risk of such incidents, making it an essential choice in moisture-prone areas such as bathrooms and kitchens and mandatory in pool areas (whether public or private).
In addition to safety, aesthetics play an important role in choosing a floor. Non-slip floors not only serve the purpose of accident prevention but also offer a variety of designs and textures that can enhance the beauty of any space. Whether indoors or outdoors, these floors are versatile and adapt to different decorating styles.
Classification for non-slip porcelain floorings
Non-slip floors can be found in a variety of materials, but one of the most prominent is non-slip porcelain flooring. This type of flooring is known for its durability and resistance to wear, making it an ideal choice for high-traffic areas. The classification of non-slip porcelain floorings is based on their coefficient of friction, which determines their ability to prevent slips.
On one hand, the classification categories range from R9 to R13, with R9 being the lowest level of slip resistance and R13 being the highest, the roughest. On the other hand, a class is added, which can range from 0 to 3, with class 3 being perfect for non-slip outdoor floors.
In this way, class 0 tiles are not suitable for the floor and can only be used on walls. Class 1 has sufficient slip resistance for indoor spaces, although its non-slip capacity is minimal. Non-slip class 2 floors can be used in indoor spaces with moisture, such as the bathroom and kitchen, and some outdoor areas. Finally, class 3 has the highest level of friction, making it perfect for non-slip outdoor floors.
Non-slip floors for bathrooms
The bathroom is one of the areas where non-slip floors are essential. The presence of water and moisture makes this room prone to slip accidents. Therefore, it is important to have a good non-slip floor for bathrooms, ensuring a safe surface even when the floor is wet.
The available designs for non-slip bathroom floors are varied, allowing for complete customization of the space. You can choose from finishes that mimic the appearance of wood to tiles with striking patterns to match the floor to your preferred decorating style.
In fact, at Dune, we have the perfect option for non-slip bathroom floors. Our new Tahití collection, besides being designed as non-slip porcelain flooring for pools, can also be used in the bathroom, transforming it into a Hawaiian oasis. Its two colors, Turquoise and Emerald, will make you feel like you're immersed in one of the wonderful beaches of the Pacific islands.
Ceramic tiles for non-slip outdoor areas
Outdoor spaces, such as terraces and balconies, also require non-slip floors to ensure the safety of those who use them. Non-slip outdoor floors are a smart choice in these areas as they are designed to withstand weather conditions and provide a secure grip even in wet or rainy conditions.
These ceramic tiles come in a wide range of colors and styles, allowing you to create an attractive and functional outdoor environment. Additionally, their easy maintenance makes them a convenient choice for outdoor areas that are often exposed to dirt and moisture.
To meet this need and in line with the In&Out trend, Dune has launched the Pietrasanta collection, a ceramic proposal named after this beautiful city in Tuscany, at the foot of the Cardoso stone quarries, which inspired the collection. In two finishes, matte and non-slip, this collection is designed for projects conceived with a uniform style. The non-slip outdoor floor tiles have an anti-slip R11/B class 3 rating.
Non-slip porcelain floors for pools
Pools are another place where safety is of paramount importance. Non-slip floors for pools are a popular choice for both the pool surroundings and the interior of the pool. This is where our last two collections work their magic. Together, they are perfect for creating an outdoor space that continues the interior style all the way to the pool, creating that oceanic oasis within your home. Thanks to their combination, you can create a modern and contemporary design that is visually appealing while still meeting the safety requirements of such spaces.
Non-slip ceramics for patios
Patios are gathering and entertainment areas, and it is essential that they are safe for all guests. Therefore, non-slip outdoor floors are the perfect choice for patios, providing a firm grip even in wet or rainy conditions. This is especially important if you plan to host outdoor events or simply want to enjoy your patio without worrying about slips and falls.
Like other types of non-slip outdoor floors, ceramic tiles offer a wide variety of designs and styles, allowing you to personalize your patio according to your tastes and preferences. From traditional patterns to more contemporary options, you have many choices to create an attractive and safe outdoor space.
In conclusion, non-slip outdoor floors have become a must in any interior design project, especially when this flooring can seamlessly blend with the interior aesthetics, creating a harmonious In&Out ensemble. They are a smart decision that combines safety and style. Therefore, if you are looking for the highest quality and expertise in non-slip floors, at Dune, we can help you find the best product for your needs. Our products not only meet the highest safety standards but also offer exceptional aesthetics that can transform any space. Do you need more info?